Level Sensor & Simulated Solar Radiation

Evaluate the impacts of environmental influences on level sensor accuracy and performance to meet MCERTS environmental testing requirements.

Andy Godley is the expert at our Evaluation & Testing Facilities

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Our Equipment

The WRc level sensor test facilities allow the impacts of environmental influences on level sensor accuracy and performance to be assessed. The two rigs that comprise our level sensor testing facility enable manufacturers and suppliers to meet the environmental test requirements for certification under MCERTS.

The larger level sensor rig is equipped with a fully adustable plate to simulate fluid depth and an advanced draw-wire encoder accurate to 0.5mm. The plate has been modified to include an MDF layer which has been proven to more accurately simulate the reflective qualities of water than metal plates. 

In addition, a smaller rig has been built in a controlled space to simulate the effect of solar radiation on ultrasonic levels sensors - a test required to comply with the MCERTS standard for level sensors. 

Technical details:

  • 3 metres high Suitable for all types of non-contact level sensors 
  • Traceable reference equipment 
  • Simulated solar radiation

Hire and support:

There is a daily hire rate available. Charges for use of these facilities is dependent on requirements of use. Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to discuss with us the best way we can help you.

Recent examples of use:

  • Research and development for MCERTS to enable test standards to be developed. 
  • Used as part of laboratory testing projects for numerous MCERTS devices.


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Andy Godley

Andy's expertise covers all technologies of flow measurement (both open channel and closed pipe) across clean and wastewater applications. He manages WRc's flow test facilities and has experience in designing and performing test and evaluation exercises against standards or client-specific requirements on meters and associated equipment, including verification and AMR (automatic meter reading) systems. Andy has also developed tools for assessing meter uncertainty, whole life costs of meters, meter right sizing and long term meter performance models. He has been closely involved with the Environment Agency’s MCERTS scheme for water monitoring.